John Putnam at Northeast Horn Workshop

Alumnus John Putnam will be performing Prince Timothy Burns “Sketches for solo horn,” the premier of Mark Taylor “Paladin and the Drunken Cenobite,” and joint lecture with James Hampson on “Practical applications of the natural horn in the 21st century” at the Northeast Horn Workshop at Penn State School of Music at the end of January.

 

photo credit Mary Pencheff Photography


Beth Peregrine Performs with LA Master Chorale

Beth Peregrine performed with the LA Master Chorale in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. LA Time critic Mark Swed wrote of the performance, “Gershon conducted his Master Chorale in Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “O Magnum Mysterium,” sung from the lip of the extended stage without microphones. It sounded fabulous, each voice having a tactile presence.”

Ryan Brown Works in Multiple Performances

Alumnus Ryan Brown is completing a work commissioned by Volti Choral Arts Laboratory as a result of having won their competition and will then start work on a new piece for the Grammy-nominated ZOFO Duet, followed by something for Areon Flutes. His work, Four Pieces for Solo Piano, was performed on Michael Mizrahi’s solo tour which had a stop in our own DRH in the Fall.

Elliot Deutsch’s Big Band plays “Vintage Masters of Swing”

Alumnus Elliot Deutsch got a great review in the International Review of Music for his show at the Catalina’s Jazz Club. Elliot’s Big Band was the house band for the “Vintage Masters of Swing” event, a who’s who of jazz greats including  arranger Van Alexander,  Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, and  Ralph Carmichael. Elliot was characterized as, ” a bright young bandleader whose big band has been turning heads lately.”

Carolyn Bremer’s Work Performed by Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band

Carolyn Bremer’s Throw Caution to the Wind received a performance on the Women in Music concert by the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band in Chicago. The concert was hosted by Lea DeLaria, currently staring as “Big Boo” in Orange is the New Black. Between the pieces, DeLaria denoted each composers’ mark or impact in the musical community and during each piece sat in her throne laughing and celebrating.

 

 

 

Tom Peters and Nosferatu in Fresno

Lecturer Tom Peters was featured in the Fresno Bee prior to his performance of Nosferatu. The paper noted, “Peters, a 2014 Grammy nominee in the chamber music/small ensemble category for “Cage: The 10,000 Things,” performs an original electronic score…Interest in creating contemporary musical scores for classic silent films is a blend of his own passion for avant-garde music and the influence of “a family of film buffs.” He’s fascinated by the look of silent films because the visuals are so important.

Peters has been creating contemporary musical soundtracks for silent movies since 2008, including “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari,” “The Passion of Joan of Arc” and “Pandora’s Box.” His score to John Ford’s “The Iron Horse” will premiere in March 2015 at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.”

Nathan Johnson’s Works Performed in NYC

This year, alumnus Nathan Johnson had works performed in New York City by the andPlay Duo and by violinist Eva Ingolf, and another piece performed at two concerts by the Poné Ensemble for New Music in New Paltz, NY. Eva Ingolf will be performing his music again next month at the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporânea in Rio de Janerio. He also has upcoming performances with the New York-based Duo Anova and by the Canadian piano duo Piano Pinnacle.

Nicola Said sings for Ambassadors in Vienna

Alumna Nicola Said sang at the Malta Embassy in Vienna. The acting President of Malta and several ambassadors were in the audience. Nicola was invited to sing as one of four vocalists from Malta on scholarship to the Mozarteum Music School of in Salzburg, Austria.

The ambassador to Austria, H.E. Petra Maria Schneebauer (pictured to the far left), emceed the concert.